social skills

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New York Mothers Freaking Out About Preschool

Dear TinyMom, My baby just turned one over the summer so I’m awash in applications for him to start preschool next year. The problem is, my boss just informed me that I’ve already used up all my vacation, personal and sick days and can’t take any more time off to attend school tours or parent … Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Mom?

Dear TinyMom, Hi, it’s me again, the mother who wrote you a few weeks ago about another mother who called me up to talk about our children not getting along, and I found out afterwards she’d already chewed my daughter out in the school lobby. I was planning to confront her about it at an … Continue reading

Crazy Mother Must be Confronted

Dear TinyMom, I got a phone call yesterday from the mother of one of my daughter’s classmates. This woman is known to be difficult, unfriendly and a snob. So I immediately feared that our conversation would be contentious, but to my surprise it was civil and even a little friendly. She was upset about something … Continue reading

It’s Rough Being Smooth

Dear TinyMom, My wife says that I’m usually charming and loquacious, but when she’s annoyed with me these traits make me insufferable. How is that even possible?  [Letter abridged–TM] Yours truly, Mr. Smooth Jazz Dear Smooth, Just curious, are you so loquacious that you keep talking even when you have no idea what you’re talking about? … Continue reading

Ativan Meets its Match

Dear TinyMom, My three-year-old, mild-mannered son was gently playing with the blood pressure machine at the drugstore the other day while I was trying to get the pharmacist’s attention. Then after ten minutes of ignoring me the pharmacist came out and started yelling at my son. I in turn freaked out on him and got … Continue reading

Husband Needs to Clean Up His Act

Dear TinyMom, I am having a real disagreement with my DW over laundry issues.  She keeps complaining about laundry that I leave on the floor of MY closet!  I mean, why does she care?  Besides, I don’t mind wearing dirty clothes or dressing like a schlepper, so what’s the big deal?  Sincerely, Smelly in the … Continue reading

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